Test Engineer

Contract Type
Newcastle upon Tyne
Expiry Date
23/05/2022 10:33:00
Test Engineer jobs: Up to £49,666, flexible working with 60% home working, L&D and career growth, 27% pension. Build automated test solutions and assure the quality of products used by millions of people.

Job Description

DWP. Digital with Purpose.

DWP is the UK's largest government department. We help people into work and make payments worth over £195bn a year, and support over 25 million daily users.

We are looking for a Test Engineer to join our community of tech experts in DWP Digital.

We're driving a once-in-a-generation transformation of government products and services. We're using fresh ideas and leading-edge technologies to create innovative, scalable and user-centric digital solutions.

The DWP products and services we maintain and modernise will be used by nearly every person in the UK, at key moments in their lives. 

The scale of what we do is extraordinary, and our purpose is unique. We'd love you to join us.

Delivery. Work. Projects.

You'll join our Health and Disability team at DWP Digital. It's a unique opportunity to use you skills in test to help improve outcomes for people during really tough times.

Our Test engineers build automated test solutions. You'll assure the quality of products used by millions of people. You'll make sure the stuff we build, maintain and modernise is efficient, accessible and works when people need to lean on DWP.

Day to day you will:

Test all areas of the products - functional, business requirements, performance, security and accessibility.

Work alongside other engineers and multidisciplinary experts, to build brilliant products and to hare knowledge and capability

Challenge current processes, and identify tooling the right tooling for the job and to take testing forward in DWP

Use you knowledge on industry standard automated test tools, to build automated test solution

Build your skills and career, through formal training, coaching, mentoring and whatever else you need to be at your best

 What skills, knowledge and experience will you need? 

Experience of working in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, with lots of stakeholders, and deadlines

Agile Methodologies - with experience of BDD (behaviour driven development) and TDD (test driven development) processes, and an understanding of the key principles to develop a modern standards approach to testing.

Experience in the development of automated test suites and tools including Java, Selenium v3.14.1+, Cucumber , Jenkins v2.11+.

Experience of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery - Methodology and tools (i.e. GIT).

An understanding of the following test phases and standards associated to Performance Test, Accessibility Test, Security Test and Compatibility Test.

Experience of API Testing cloud-based REST service.

Details. Wages. Perks.

You'll join us in one of our brilliant digital hubs in Blackpool, Leeds or Newcastle, whichever is most convenient for you.

We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work and collaborate flexibly. We work a hybrid model and you'll be in the office about 40% of the time, and 60% home working

We offer competitive pay of up to £49,666.

You'll also get a brilliant civil service pension with employer contributions worth over 27%, and a generous leave package starting at 24 days. 

We also have a broad benefits package built around your work-life balance which includes:

Flexible working, flexi hours and flexi days

Hybrid working: some time in a hub with the team, some time at home

Family-friendly policies

Time off volunteering and charitable giving

Bring your authentic self to work with 'I Can Be Me in DWP' 

Discounts and savings on shopping, fun days out and more

Interest-free loans to buy a bike or a season ticket, so it's even easier for you to get to work and start making a difference

Sports and social activities

Working in an award-winning environment and culture

Professional development, coaching, mentoring and career progression opportunities.

CLICK APPLY for more information and to start your application.